May 11, 2019
12:00 AM


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8687 N. Central Expressway,

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Saturday, May 11, 11am–noon

NorthPark Center, Dallas’ finest shopping experience, welcomes The Dallas Opera for a special Mother’s Day weekend performance. Sopranos Courtney Stancil and Gabrielle Gilliam, accompanied by Mary Dibbern, will perform back-to-back programs that showcase a variety of popular love songs and much-loved arias, some performed by opera and Broadway’s leading ladies and most famous moms.

Hear the performances at 11 and 11:30am in NorthCourt and then stick around for ArtROCKS! beginning at 1pm. This program focuses on the works by American contemporary painter Jonas Wood with craft projects led by several local art educators.

NorthPark general information: 214/363-7441

Courtney Stancil (Dorabella), soprano, is from Houston, Texas, currently residing in Dallas. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Sam Houston State University in 2012 and received a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance at Southern Methodist University in 2015. Roles performed include Adele from Die Fledermaus, Susanna from Le nozze di Figaro, Papagena from The Magic Flute, Belinda from Dido and Aeneas, Mrs. Hayes in Susannah and Serpetta in La finta giardiniera. She returns to the Dallas Opera Education Outreach program for her fourth year as a Teaching Artist and can be seen as Dorabella in TDO Education’s production of The Bremen Town Musicians.

Gabrielle Gilliam (Dorabella), soprano, is a native of Houston, Texas and a graduate of UNT. She was recently praised for exhibiting “extraordinary career potential…[w]ith her substantial and sweet timbre and bel canto flexibility” in the role of Serafina in Donizetti’s Il Campanello with Opera in Concert. Her roles include Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, Violetta in La traviata, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Antonia in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Bacchis in La belle Hélène. In 2016, Gabrielle made her Dallas Opera debut singing the role of Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne and is thrilled to return to the education program for The Bremen Town Musicians.